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Does panchakarma help in healing diseases and reducing weight?

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Hello Doctor, Came to know panchakarma helps in healing several diseases and helps in reducing weight. Is this true ?
Posted Fri, 21 Feb 2014 in Ayurveda
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 8 hours later
Brief Answer: Detoxification Therapy & Ayurveda Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with health related ccern and following points are worth mentioning before undertaking Panchkarma procedures. 1. In Ayurveda we believe that people have their unique body type(s), mainly Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and accrdingly Ayurveda physicians and therapists will be able to offer a customized oil formula and treatments for individual need on the basis of Ayurveda body type principle. 2. Panchakarma is a very special Ayurveda treatment requiring proper guidance from a highly trained and skillful Ayurveda practitioner, so yo should consult with an Ayurveda physician, not just someone with a modest amount of training prior to deciding on these cleansing procedures. PS. Panchakarma is given individually to each person according to their specific constitution and specific disorder or needs; the treatment requires close observation and supervision. Dr. Munish Sood Consultant & Physician Naimittika Clinic
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Follow-up: Does panchakarma help in healing diseases and reducing weight? 1 hour later
Hello Doctor, Regarding this could you please suggest me such ayurvedic center in bangalore where i can get such professionals and am planning to reduce my weight by controlled food and regular workout. But as time is main constraint am planning to take on panchakarma treatment as well, So could you please suggest on this ?
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 10 hours later
Brief Answer: Panchkarma centre and Weight loss management Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX Thanks for reverting back. 1. Considering you are equally concerned about the same I would like to recommend: Inchara Ayur Sp (080) 0000 #141 XXXXXXX Ramaiah Garden Kothanur, Opposite BSNL Tower, XXXXXXX Ramaiah Garden,Kothanur, Hennur Main Road, Bangalore - 560043 for best management and supervision or you can click on 'just dial' to know more 2. Since you have asked for reducing weight here are few dietary modifications along with lifestyle changes which you can incorporate in your daily schedule: A. You cannot burn more than 300 calories through EXERCISE everyday! So it is important to control the tongue, along with whatever exercise you do: ½ hour of walking burn 130 calories ½ hour of jogging/running burn 300-350 calories ½ hour of swimming burn 250 calories ½ hour of cycling burn 150 calories ½ hour of aerobic exercise burn 250 calories ½ hour of light exercise like writing/driving burn 50 calories i.e. if you don’t exercise you consume about 2000-2500 calories per day. To this you Add any of the above exercise protocol to consume more calories, and keep your calorie consumption below 2000 per day and you will be losing weight. DIETARY AND LIFESTYLE CHANGES B. Tips on Eating: Starvation is not the right way to loose weight. Take the right type of diet and eat heartily: AVOID: . Processed and tinned foods opt for fresh foods. Eliminate all cold food and drink; you should eat nothing that is refrigerator cold. .Avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, yam, nuts, fruits with sweet pulp like mango, chickoos, bananas and grapes. . Avoid sedentary lifestyle, day time sleeping after meals, newly harvested rice, curd, butter, ghee, cheese, cream, chocolates, cakes, pastries, ice-creams, XXXXXXX . Drinking cold water after exercise. .Oils should be reduced to minimum, avoid deep fried foods like puries,bhujees, potato chips. WHAT TO EAT: .start the meal with large bowl of thin soup, followed by good volume of salads prepared with green vegetables (cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, cucumber, sprouted pulses). This will prevent you from taking extra servings of the meals. Drink plenty of water and diluted buttermilk. .Avoid rice, take roti or phulka,without oil or ghee.The bhaji servings should be prepared from green leafy vegetables,onions,cauliflower’s,lady’s finger, radish, turnips, mushrooms, sprouted pulses. Oil may be substituted by gravy of tomato, onion, garlic, and ginger, in the curry or bhaji for taste. . For morning and evening snacks, take recommended fruits,vegetables and low fat (skimmed) milk, black tea without sugar has negligible calories. . Carbohydrates: fat requires carbohydrates to burn, so take them in moderation like grains. A. DEVELOP HEALTHY EATING HABITS: . Do not eat only 2 large meals a day. It leads to overeating due to hunger. Take snacks in between. It is advisable to eat a good breakfast and light lunch and dinner. . Keep a quiet and pleasant atmosphere in the dining hall. Watching TV while eating, talking, arguments, angry discussions all lead to overeating. . Eat slowly; chewing each bite thoroughly gives a feeling of satiation. . Do not be tempted to finish up the leftovers. . Use nonstick cooking ware for cooking P.S.: . It is wise to take vitamin and mineral supplementation during this period, to ensure that your body does not lack any nutrients MEDICATIONS 1. Some Ayurveda compounds which are prescribed in India for weight reduction include: Triphala,Arogya vardhini Vati,,Chandraprabha Vati,Triphala Guggulu and since these are prescription drugs you should contact with your Local Ayurveda Physician regarding their dosage because overuse of guggulu can cause excessive weight loss. Dr. Munish Sood Naimittika
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Follow-up: Does panchakarma help in healing diseases and reducing weight? 44 minutes later
Thanks alot doctor, for such elaborated information. Surely will follow diet as advised and will have a word with local ayurvedic physician and will get back to you after consultation, thank u so much
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 3 hours later
Brief Answer: Follow up Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX I will be awaiting to Address your future concerns Dr. Munish Sood Naimittika
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